Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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……..(March Madness)……Sweet 16

Villanova-W-Texas Tech…Wildcats go (29-35) from free throw line…Red Raiders shoot 33%-23-fouls-15-turnoers in loss

Duke-L-Kansas..Malik Newman scores all 13-points in overtime including 6-free throws in a row….17-lead changes in game.

Michigan-W-Florida State…Wolverines hold Seminoles 34% shoot-15-turnovers

Loyola-W-Kansas State..Ramblers shoot 57%..Ben Richardson (23P)…Loyola 3rd straight upset win.


Western Kentucky-vs-Utah…Penn State-Mississippi State…semi finals on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.



Colorado State..Hire Nico Medved-former head coach Drake-Furman…was lead recruiter for Rams prior…replaces Larry Eustachy-fired for anger management issues…inherits (11-21) team.

Middle Tennessee State..Hire Nick McDermott-UNC-Asheville
LaSalle..Retires-John Giannini (13-19) season…with Explorers 14Y.

High Point….Negotiating to hire Tubby Smith…ex-Memphis-Georgia-Kentucky-Minnesota-Texas Tech coach

NCAA…President Mark Emmert says he was ‘shocked’ after reading wiretap reports about conversations of payoffs to players from agents….promises ‘a lot to change’ in college basketball right after NCAA tourney.



Lakers-at-Detroit…Monday game….LA (32-40).

Clippers-W-Raptors…Lou Williams (26P) off bench.

Lakers..Lonzo Ball shooting woes continue…last 6-games….23% shooting from floor (19-80)…..11% from 3-point line (8-54).

Celtics..G-Kyree Irving-knee scope-remove piece of wire from kneecap-out 6W.
Golden State..G-Steph Curry-strained knee ligament-3W
New Orleans..G-Rajon Rondo-6W-wrist

Houston..Release F-Brandon Wright.





Padres-L-Seattle (11-7)….P-Dinelson Lamet injures elbow in 2nd inning pitching to 7th batter in game-having MRI on Monday..Nelson Cruz 2R-double keys comeback…Padres get homers from AJ Ellis-Robbie Lopez

Padres-at-El Paso….final exhibition game on Monday

Padres…Option P-Joey Luchessi to AAA despite (1.60-ERA) Cactus League.

Padres…Tough roster decisions C-AJ Ellis-Robbie Lopez…OF-Franchy Cordero-3B-Christian Villanueva…P-Matt Strahm..P-Robbie Erlin

Dodgers-W-Angels (4-2)…Freeway Series..Yasiel Puig-Chris Taylor hit HRs….Kenta Maeda (5inn-2R)….Parker Bridwell (3-inn-0R)

Dodgers-Angels…Monday night finale Freeway Series

Dodgers..Clayton Kershaw wraps up spring training (21.1-inn-0R)
Dodgers..Roster cuts-tough decisions on OFs Joc Peterson-Andrew Toles-Trayce Thompson.
Dodgers..Option P-Pat Venditte to AAA despite (1.59-ERA)

Angels…P-Shohei Ohtani will remain in rotation despite tough spring..
(13inn-17R-20H-8W)…last outing on weekend vs minor leaguers (4inn-2R-2H-2WP-1HB-5W)


(Roster Cuts)

Twins..Release SS-Eric Aybar..OF-Chris Heisey
Seattle..Release SS-Gord Beckham
Giants..Release SS-Andres Blanco
Cardinals..Release 3B-Adam Rosales
Tigers..Release SS-Alexi Amirista
Cubs..Release OF-Peter Bourjos
Texas..Release 3B-Trevor Plouffe
Braves..Release P-Scott Kazmir-owed 16M on contract
Phillies..Release P-Frankie Rodriguez
Indians..Release P-Carlos Torres
Rangers..Release P-Bartolo Colon
Royals..Release P-Ricky Nolasco..OF-Michael Saunders
Washington..Release OF-Alej deAza..SS-Reid Brinca..OF-Ryan Raburn
Breweres..Release P-Yovanni Gallardo
Reds..Release OF-Ben Revere

Phillies..DFA-C-Cameron Rupp

Mets..Option P-Zack Wheeler to AAA
Brewers..Option P-Junior Guerra to AAA
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Wade LeBlanc-ex Yankees
Red Sox..Sign FA-C-Mike Ohlman
Twins..Sign FA-1B-Kennys Vargas
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Peter Bourjos-ex Cubs
Braves..Sign FA-2B-Ryan Flaherty-ex Orioles

Red Sox-Arizona..Trade-Boston deals 3B-Devan Marrero to Diamondbacks for player to be named later.

Arizona..Contacts FA-P-Greg Holland
Tampa Bay…Talks to FA-DH-Jason Werth-Jose Bautista


Red Sox..DL-P-Drew Pomeranz-forearm
Red Sox..DL-P-Eduardo Rodriguez-knee rehab
Arizona..DL-OF-Steven Souza-strained pec
Giants..DL-P-Madison Bumgarner-fractured pinkie-6W
Giants..DL-P-Jeff Samardzija-pectoral muscle strain
Cardinals..DL-P-Luke Gregorson-hamstring
Mets..DL-OF-Michael Conforto-shoulder rehab
Miami..DL-P-Dan Straily-forearm
Rangers..DL-P-Tim Lincecum-blisters
Indians..DL-P-Ryan Merritt-knee
Royals..P-Danny Duffy-MRI-shoulder tightness
Yankees..1B-Greg Byrd-MRI-reinjure foot
Yankees..3B-Brandon Drury-bruised elbow
Boston..Xray P-Chris Sale-bruised hip
Twins..P-Phil Hughes-oblique


Red Sox..P-Steven Wright-suspended 15G-Domestic Abuse incident from last year.

Texas..Minor League coach Howard Johnson-fractured cheekbone-hit in face by line drive in minor league game.





NFL Owners-Open Spring Meetings-Orlando-Vote on Rule changes
..Revise “Catch Rule”…Possession of ball..2-feet on ground…take a 3rd step…Eliminate phrases ‘ball moving’…’football move’….’go to ground’
..Instant Replay-use to determine personal foul on QB or defenseless player
..Pass Interference-make it 15Y penalty or spot foul
..Ejection Rule-use instant replay on violent personal foul rules
..Kickoff-Touchback rule-bring ball out to 25Y line.
..Head Coach..Allow teams to sign Head Coach from teams in playoffs..

Chargers..DE-Corey Liuget-suspended 4G-for PED violation

Pittsburgh…Former Team Doctor Richard Rydze-sentenced 10Y in prison..convicted 180-counts distribution 21,000-vicodin pills…Steroids..HGH…fined 50,000-stripped of medical license…was with Steelers 22-years..left in 2007…arrested in 2009.

Oakland..DE-Aldon Smith-arrested 2nd time in month-violating court order to stay away from women after domestic abuse incident earlier in month.

Patriots..S-Duron Harmen-arrested San Juan airport-possession of 58-grams of marijuana.

New England..Patriots owner Bob Kraft sent team plane to pick up students in Parkland, Florida to transport them to Washington, DC to take part in ‘March For Our Lives’ meeting.

Miami…Longtime Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga-passes away (80Y)…brought MLB-Florida Marlins and NHL-Florida Panthers to Miami market.

Johnny Manziel…goes thru private throwing workout infront of 13-NFL teams..completed 36-of-38 passes.

Raiders..Contemplating moving home games in 2019 out of Oakland Coliseum..could play at UNLV-Sam Boyd Stadium….or in San Antonio until next NFL Stadium is completed.


(Roster Moves)

Arizona-Denver..Trade-Cardinals deal OT-Jared Veldheer to Broncos for 6th round pick

Atlanta..Sign FA-CB-Justin Bethel-ex Arizona
Carolina..Sign FA-S-DaNorris Searcy-ex Titans
Dallas..Sign FA-WR-Allan Hurns-ex Jaguars
Dallas..Sign FA-OT-Cam Fleming-ex Patriots
Browns..Sign FA-QB-Drew Stanton-ex Cardinals
Miami..Sign FA-QB-Brock Osweiler-ex Broncos
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Andre Roberts-ex Falcons
Raiders..Sign FA-S-Reggie Nelson-ex Bengals
Seattle..Sign FA-DT-Tom Johnson-ex Vikings
Seattle..Sign FA-DT-Shamar Stephen-ex Vikings
Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Ben Benwikere-ex Carolina

Bills..Visit CB-Philip Gaines-ex Chiefs
Packers..Visit CB-Delvin Breaux-ex Saints
Titans..Visit LB-Will Compton-ex Redskins

Vikings..C-Joe Berger-retires-14Y career
Patriots..TE-Martellus Bennett-retires

Giants..LB-Josh Mauro-suspended 4G-PED violation



Alabama..Backup QB-Tua Tagovailoa-surgery-broken thumb
UCLA..meets with Arizona QB-Brandon Dawkins-considering transfer in





Gulls-W-Cleveland…Sunday…Rookie Gio Fiore scores 18th goal of season in (2-1) win..Gulls sweep weekend road trip
Gulls-W-Cleveland…Kiefer Sherwood-rookie-scores game winning goal in 1st pro game after signing from Miami of Ohio.

Ducks-W-Edmonton (5-4) OT….Adam Henrique scores 2-goals in 3rd period including timing goal with (:1:29) left….Hampus Lindholm scores game winner (1:29) into overtime for win…Ducks now 91-points…move into 6th place in Western playoff chase.

Kings-Calgary…Monday night matchup….Kings (89-points)

Calgary..F-Sean Monahan-surgery-leg injury-miss rest of year
St Louis..D-Carl Gunniven-knee surgery-out for year
Columbus..F-Lukas Sedlak-hit back of helmet-concussion-slap shot Glen Gulutzen-could be fired-missing playoffs…(3-11) at home last two months.
Ottawa…vote of confidence coach Guy Boucher..missing playoffs

Dick Gamble..legendary AHL player-passes away (89)…scored 468-goals in AHL..played with Montreal-Toronto-Chicago in NHL





Dell Match Play Golf….Bubba Watson with blowout (7&6) win over Kevin Kisner

NASCAR-Martinsville 500….Snowed out…will run on Monday in Virginia.

Formula 1-Australian Grand Prix…Sebastian Vettle wins on pit strategy..went to soft tires on final pit stop during safety car caution..passed leader Lewis Hamilton to get win…Kimi Raikkonen finished 3rd…McLaren-Fernando Alonso-with new Renault engine finished strong 5th….Haas Team-wipes out possible points finish with 2-bad pit stops involving Roman Grosjean.

MLS…Soccer legend Landon Donovan confirms he has battled severe depression his entire career….says struggles with Leverkusen and San Jose Earthquakes led to league helping him get placed with LA Galaxy so he could undergo treatments in LA.

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